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2010 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
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About Chateau La Mission Haut Brion

Once a rival of the adjacent Chateau Haut-Brion, La Mission has actually shared ownership with its neighbor since 1983. While just a narrow suburban street divides the two properties--both are located within the city limits of Bordeaux--La Mission's wines maintain their distinctive wilder identity: more powerful and more tannic, often displaying a meaty, truffley character with extended time in bottle.

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2010 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

Producer: Chateau La Mission Haut Brion
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Graves/Pessac-Leognan

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98(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2013

Deep, saturated ruby-red.  Sweet, brooding aromas of cassis, coffee, minerals  and licorice.  Superconcentrated, voluptuous and seamless, with outstanding density of fruit and noteworthy precision to the compellingly sweet dark berry and mineral flavors.  The broad, ripely tannic finish features extraordinary length and lingering violet and flint flavors.  The best young La Mission I remember tasting at a similar stage of development.  This is one of my three or four top wines of the vintage.  (ID)

97 Points | Wine Spectator
98+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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